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Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Father’s Day (Weekend) Adventures

City of Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation

Father’s Day is Sunday. You knew that, right? What you may not have determined is what to do for dear ol' Dad… Pops.... Papa or better yet, what to do with that first, special man in a child’s life.

We begin our list of suggestions with the City of Oklahoma City’s “Hooked on Fishing.”  “Hooked on Fishing” is a summer-long, cooperative program between the Police Athletic League, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department.

Volunteer and staff educators from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and City of Oklahoma City's Municipal Fishery assist in teaching young anglers “fishing basics” like knot-tying, casting, fish identification, angler etiquette and fishing regulations.

Saturday’s event takes place from 8-10 a.m. at Metro Tech Springlake with classes open to boys and girls between 5 and 15 years old. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. No state licenses or city permits are required during class hours, but registration is necessary. Also, fish caught during class will be released.  

Credit Marvin Bredel (by way of the Oklahoma Historical Society)
Pawnee Bill (actor)

Another event to bring out Dad’s "wild" side is Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show which begins this Saturday at the historic Pawnee Bill Ranch.

This year’s theme is “The Best of Pawnee Bill” and features reenactments of the most popular acts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Shows. 

In the tradition of the original Wild West Show, the cast parades through downtown Pawnee beginning at 4 p.m. The museum and mansion open to the public on show days from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

In addition, blacksmith demonstrations, gunfights, a medicine show and musical performances run continuously on ranch grounds until the sideshow begins at 6:15 p.m. The Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association serves dinner in the big barn starting at 5 p.m.

Credit Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre
Greater Tuna (Promotional Art)

Our final suggestion is one “adult” children may consider.

The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre closes its eleventh season this weekend with Greater Tuna.

This southern-fried comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard is the first of the noted series of comedic plays set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas.

In this popular day-in-the-life production, two actors take on over twenty different characters – various “townsfolk” and a dog.

Donald Jordan and Jonathon Beck Reed bring the residents of the entire town to life.

Jim is a journalism/mass communications graduate from the University of Oklahoma who has been a life-long radio listener and enthusiast.
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